Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#575 (Week of 7/26/08 - 8/1/08)

SHENANIGANS AND HOOSEGOWS - PART ONE

"Ten Days In Jail"/
"Empty Bottles"
by The Robins
RCA Victor 20-5489
released in 1953

"Don't Stop Now"/
"Get It Off Your Mind"
by The Robins
RCA Victor 20-5564
released in 1953


[Above image courtesy of Marv Goldberg.]

Above: Photo of The Robins [Top L-R] Ty Terrell (tenor), Billy Richard (baritone), [Bottom L-R] Bobby Nunn (bass), Roy Richard (baritone), and Grady Chapman (lead tenor). This was the lineup for all their recording sessions at RCA Victor. (NOTE: Ty Terrell's actual given name is Terrell Leonard)

Click HERE to view an article about The Robins by Marv Goldberg and Todd Baptista.
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Above: Label images for RCA Victor 20-5489 and RCA Victor 20-5564 recorded on 9/15/53 and released in November and December 1953, respectively. The Robins had six releases on RCA Victor, all in 1953.

Trade Magazine (1953): VICTOR PACTS R.&B. NAMES
HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 21óJack Lewis, young manager and buyer for California Music, one-stop record outlet here, is reportedly seeking out and negotiating with new artists for Victor's r.&b. department.
      Talent signed by Lewis includes the Robins, five-voice vocal group with Savoy previous to going into the service two years ago; Boots Brown, whose disking of "Block Buster" has shown signs of making it; Milton Trenier, kid brother of the Trenier twins, Columbia warblers; and Shorty Rogers, jazz trumpeter and arranger, who will cut bop albums for Victor.

Listen to this week's selections by The Robins:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

      

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       Ten Days In Jail - RCA Victor 20-5489 - 1953
       Empty Bottles - RCA Victor 20-5489 - 1953
       Don't Stop Now - RCA Victor 20-5564 - 1953
       Get It Off Your Mind - RCA Victor 20-5564 - 1953
 
       ALL FOUR SONGS played in sequence

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       Ten Days In Jail - RCA Victor 20-5489 - 1953
       Empty Bottles - RCA Victor 20-5489 - 1953
       Don't Stop Now - RCA Victor 20-5564 - 1953
       Get It Off Your Mind - RCA Victor 20-5564 - 1953
 
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       Ten Days In Jail - RCA Victor 20-5489 - 1953
       Empty Bottles - RCA Victor 20-5489 - 1953
       Don't Stop Now - RCA Victor 20-5564 - 1953
       Get It Off Your Mind - RCA Victor 20-5564 - 1953
 

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